Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Page thirty-seven Unpredictable

Amanda...First day I saw her, she came clicking into class wearing heels that certainly looked vintage, and certainly could have been. I drew my eye up from her feet, seeing her two lip piercings and a fairly unimpressed look...not with anyone in particular, just someone who takes fashion seriously and isn't just about liking to shop. She sat in the FAR corner of the class and it was completely obvious to me you'd never find her walking out with pants that say TNA on the ass! haha...anyways, she's always intrigued me. This outfit is a perfect! A plaid print knit skirt, a beautifully fitted navy vest, a bow tie AND! a sweater clip! It wasn't until I saw this outfit that I began thinking about sweater clips...I've added an image of an amazing sweater clip from Etsy with owls on it! They have lots more including black roses with a pearl strand connecting them. So far, I think she likes vintage silhouettes and resurrecting styles and elements people haven't seen in a while...something that's not easy to do.

Page thirty-six flowers and fishnets

So, there's some new girls in our class...a new rotation on my own personal fashion show every morning! It's interesting to see who buys from Holt Renfrew and who buys straight off the mannequin and who pieces together little findings like Christina! A risky little floral dress, a deep red knit cardigan PERFECT for this time of year....crisp, sun poking through changing leaves.....just in case you've mistaken her sweet smile for someone new and vulnerable...she wore it with fishnets and lace-up boots! Sitting behind her in some classes, I've also noticed the three hearts tattooed behind her ear and a more elaborate tattoo of something, I forget, on her back... and some others.

There's a pretty solid group of girls with style...all quite different...each outfit telling me something about them. But I guess that's what fashion is....and expression of yourself? hmmmm

Thursday, 7 October 2010

page thirty-five SAD MAG

A ridiculously innovative and visually artistic magazine called "Sad Mag," is celebrating one year in publishing this Saturday at the Cultch! (East Van Cultural Centre.) The magazine is based in Vancouver and features the lives and work of residents as seen through writers and visual artists based in the lower mainland area. My friend Korey was one of the artist who created this amazing piece for the cover (her website is listed in "oh but you must!")

The information is as follows:

We're bringing the magazine to life on stage, spotlighting some of Vancouver's most innovative young artists, organizers and performers.

Hosted by CBC Radio 3's Lana Gay, SAD MAG LIVE features live, on-stage interviews with:

CAMERON REED (Director, Music Waste)
GRAEME BERGLUND (Founder and Creative Director, The Cheaper Show)
LIZZY KARP (Co-Founder, Rain City Chronicles)
DAVE DEVEAU (Managing Director, Zee Zee Theatre)

With performances by:

SAMMY CHIEN (+ guests)

This event is a fundraiser benefiting the Sad Mag Writers & Artists Fund. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased from or at the box office. The cost of your ticket includes a copy of Sad Mag issue 5.

Sad Mag Live is generously sponsored by The Cultch and CBC Radio 3.